Life as a "Poster Child"by Greta Cunningham, Minnesota Public Radio
Emily Rapp was born with a congenital defect that led to the amputation of her left leg when she was 4 years old. Her new book, "Poster Child," reflects on her experiences with her disability, and her role as the poster child for the March of Dimes.
St. Paul, Minn. — "Poster Child" outlines Rapp's drive to be perfect, and how that pressure affected her personal relationships and self-image.
Rapp graduated from St. Olaf College in Northfield, and eventually won a Fulbright Scholarship to study in Korea.
The opening scene of "Poster Child" details her first day in Korea dealing with the hot, humid weather. She spoke with MPR's Greta Cunningham.
- All Things Considered, 02/26/2007, 4:50 p.m.